Honey has been found in the tombs of ancient Egyptian Pharos and men harvesting honey was painted on the walls of caves by pre-historic man. The bible mentions honey or honeycomb over 40 times. In the book of St. Luke 24:42, after Christ rose from the dead, the first food He ate was “broiled fish and honeycomb.”
Honeybees have been in Europe and Asia for hundreds of thousands of years. It was not until the late 1600’s that the bee was brought to this country by Europeans. Approximately one half of the human diet is derived directly or indirectly from crops pollinated by honeybees. Today, honeybees are an essential part of a healthy agriculture economy.